Wealth and Prosperity in Tarot: Ten of Pentacles


Akshaya Tritiya, the third day of waxing Moon in the Hindu month of Vaisakha, is one of the most auspicious days throughout the year in the Hindu calendar. This year Akshaya Tritiya falls on April 24, 2012. Astrologically, the Sun and the Moon are exalted on this day. In vedic astrology, the Sun refers to the soul or divine intelligence and the Moon indicates psyche or the realm of feelings. Exalted Sun in Aries gives confidence and courage to initiate new ventures. Abundant spiritual energy available during the transit of Sun in Aries empowers through rational thinking and righteous attitude. On the day of Akshaya Tritiya, the Moon transits through the constellation Rohini in the sign of Taurus. Rohini ruled by Prajapati or Brahma is the brightest Nakshtra with reddish hue. Rohini is the Nakshtra of fertility, creativity, love and passion. The Moon is strongest while transiting this Nakshtra, as a result there is limitless potential to attract love and happiness. It is believed that if Lord Brahma is worshipped during Moon’s transit in Rohini, one can attract true love in one’s life or one can reunite with the separated loved one.

Sanskrit word Akshaya means never decreasing or never diminishing. This day is auspicious for wedding ceremonies, laying foundations for buildings, installing religious objects and performing religious ceremonies, inaugurating new businesses etc. Farmers commence ploughing the fields and preparing for the new season. It is believed that the tides are highest in sea on this day throughout the year. Generally, people buy gold, silver, gemstones or make investments on this day. This is the most powerful day to honor the ancestors, perform spiritual practices and offer charity and donations, as the seeker gains manifold in return as a reward of performing good deeds. Mainly Akshaya Tritiya is associated with creating wealth and abundance.

Minor arcane tarot Ten of Pentacles is associated with wealth. Ten of pentacles is the most powerful card that teaches us how to live a truly abundant life. This card makes us ponder what is real wealth, and why do we hanker for wealth and prosperity that is everlasting. Generally, we want to acquire material wealth, so that we can live a full life that resonates with our heartfelt desires and convictions. Inner sense of fulfillment and peace are equally important as worldly opulence and power. Harmonious relationships, sense of belonging, career or profession you love bring joy and happiness. In this card, you can see a patriarch figure with a pet dog and child in the foreground and a happy couple in the background. On the other side of the arch, you can see a big city. The entire scene on the card reflects harmony and wellbeing on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.

The wise old grandpa shown in this card looks as if he has experienced many ups and downs in his life, yet he is content and happy. You can notice how he is adored by the child, his pet and also by the couple in the background! He must have paid a great deal of attention tending to relationships along with creating material wealth. He is ready to share his knowledge and wisdom gained through life experiences. This is the most harmonious and balanced card demonstrating wisdom and childlike innocence, love and passion along with respect towards elderly, success and stability with inner joy and contentment.

The ten of disks is not about accumulating huge amount of money or possessing posh properties and expensive jewels. It is about the process how you make money and how you spend them. Do you enjoy the process of making money or is it drudgery. How important are ethics and integrity while earning money. Do you live in lack or feel insecure that there would not be enough for all. Do feel greedy and hoard money, refuse to spend. Do you think it is alright to hoard money through improper means, unethical deals or at the expense of others. Spending money and reinvesting money is equally important, if you want to multiply your gains. Notice how you spend money, who benefits from your spending money, is it beneficial for everybody concerned or is your money spent for some destructive purpose. Circulation of money is vital in generating everlasting never decreasing wealth.

Wisdom and knowledge are also a type of wealth. The legacy of wisdom and knowledge can be passed on from one generation to next generation. Bonding with family and participating with community, involvement with a group of people who shares common goals and vision give purpose in life. Hard work and surrender to God, discipline and proper values, willingness to go through all the lessons life has to offer enriches our lives. Compassion towards all living beings and attitude of gratitude make you feel like the wealthiest person on Earth. Once we have experienced worldly pleasures and comforts offered by money, we feel drawn towards greater bliss. This bliss can be experienced by cultivating virtues and experiencing faith. Finally abundance of inner and outer affluence leads us on the path of enlightenment.

Tarot Images Ten of Pentacles from Hanson Roberts Tarot by Mary Hanson-Roberts, Aleister Crowley Thoth Tarot published by US Games


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